La Boqueria, Barcelona

4.3
Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app .
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  • August 20, 2017
    It is the Centre of attention in all markets, including the San Miguel, Chueca and several of Madrid have copied some concepts... for example of restaurants and food stalls to eat... A past is checkpoints of hams and sausages from big brands... Those of different meats... Fish and seafood and much more...
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  • August 20, 2017
    Coming to Barcelona there's a MUST do and this is a visit with a lunch stop at the Boqueria food market conveniently located along the Rambla. Delicious fresh food offered at unbelievable prices, fres...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A great range of food, drinks and food in General. You can shop here the ingredients for the food friends, or directly to one of the many small stalls in direct food
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  • A market you should not miss!!!
  • Lots of veggies, natural juices and more
  • Market emblematic of barcelona. Of all life. A shame it is that it has become a Museum for tourists, that they are going to visit, photograph, and some stops responding to that offering food take away for visitors. It is very uncomfortable for residents to buy, but still the quality and a varied culinary stops. Or change the chip, or it will turn into a fast food market!
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  • Friendly service. The paella was good but not spectacular
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  • Great an experience
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